Gossip: Epidemic Algorithms


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Let's meet and discuss the paper "Epidemic Algorithms for Replicated Database Maintenance": http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pdf/xerox/parc/techReports/CSL-89-1_Epidemic_Algorithms_for_Replicated_Database_Maintenance.pdf

We also strongly recommend reading

• SWIM paper "Scalable Weakly-consistent Infection-style Process Group Membership Protocol", which is less abstract, is easier to read and has several implementations available around to check out and get inspired from: https://www.cs.cornell.edu/~asdas/research/dsn02-swim.pdf

• Standalone Membership Gossip, Epidemic Broadcast Trees http://www.gsd.inesc-id.pt/~jleitao/pdf/srds07-leitao.pdf

It's very desirable to have the paper(s) at least briefly read. If there's enough interest we could try and make a rough prototype of gossiping service in the language of choose.

We are also searching a location.